Chappell, Lugones Advance to Regional Quarters

Facundo Lugones had two three-set wins Sunday.

Oct. 21, 2012


FORT WORTH – TCU’s men’s tennis team had a successful second day Sunday at the USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championships on the courts of the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

Sophomores Nick Chappell and Facundo Lugones logged two wins each on the day to advance to Monday’s championship quarterfinals. Numerous Horned Frogs notched wins on the day before bowing out in the main draw or keeping themselves alive in the consolation brackets.

Chappell tallied two straight-set wins Sunday, dropping Texas A&M’s Alberto Bautista, 6-1, 7-6, in the round of 32 before returning for a 6-3, 6-3 triumph over Jonathan Chang of Rice in the afternoon.

Lugones needed three sets in both matches, but was able to grit his way into Monday’s play with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 dismissal of TAMU’s Jackson Withrow in the round of 32. He followed that win a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 downing of Andrew Korinek of Texas in the round of 16.

Will Stein was also a winner in the main draw round of 32, claiming a 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 win over Jocoby Lewis of Texas before falling in the round of 16. TCU’s JT Sundling and Rodolfo Bustamante faltered in the round of 32.

Sophomore Blake Wiggins is in the consolation championship match after dropping UTPA’s Yosua Adiyasa, 6-3, 6-4 in the consolation semifinals. In the second consolation draw, Arnau Dachs claimed wins of 6-4, 6-3 over UTSA’s Joel Rubio and 6-3, 6-3 over UTA’s Soren Goritzka.

TCU also made some noise in doubles play as Bustamante and Dachs were 8-4 winners over UTSA’s Martin Ayala and Diogo Casa in the round of 16 before falling in the quarterfinals. Chappell and Orland Superlano are still alive in the consolation draw after two wins Sunday.

Play continues Monday morning in the USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championships at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championships – TCU Results
Round of 32
Nick Chappell (TCU) def. Alberto Bautista (Texas A&M), 6-1, 7-6
Will Stein (TCU) def. Jocoby Lewis (Texas), 6-3, 2-6, 7-6
Facundo Lugones (TCU) def. Jackson Withrow (Texas A&M), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
David Holiner (Texas) def. JT Sundling (TCU), 7-5, 4-6, 7-6
Jeremy Efferding (Texas A&M) def. Rodolfo Bustamante (TCU), 6-2, 2-6, 6-2

Round of 16
Chappell (TCU) def. Jonathan Chang (Rice), 6-3, 6-3
Lugones (TCU) def. Andrew Korinek (Texas), 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
Julian Lenz (Baylor) def. Stein (TCU), 6-1, 6-1

Consolation Semifinals
Blake Wiggins (TCU) def. Yosua Adiyasa (UTPA), 6-3, 6-4

Second Consolation Round of 32
Arnau Dachs (TCU) def. Joel Rubio (UTSA), 6-4, 6-3
Orlando Superlano (TCU) def. Francisco Zambon (Texas Tech), 6-3, 6-4

Second Consolation Round of 16
Dachs (TCU) def. Soren Goritzka (UTA), 6-3, 6-3
Harrison Adams (Texas A&M) def. Superlano (TCU), 6-4, 6-3

Round of 16
Rodolfo Bustamante/Arnau Dachs (TCU) def. Martin Ayala/Diogo Casa (UTSA), 8-4

Championship Quarterfinals
Harrison Adams/Shane Vinsant (Texas A&M) def. Bustamante/Dachs (TCU), 8-3

Consolation Third Round
Nick Chappell/Orlando Superlano (TCU) def. Yosua Adiyasa/Thomas Panoulas (UTPA), 8-3
Rob Lee/Bruno Snyder (Lamar) def. Facundo Lugones/Blake Wiggins (TCU), 8-5

Consolation Quarterfinals
Chappell/Superlano (TCU) def. Leif Berger/Gustavo Gonzalez (Rice), 8-4



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